Coronavirus testing violation - Delhi govt files case on private hospital
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | Jun 06, 2020, 07:35 pm
A police case was filed on Saturday by the Delhi government against the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (SGRH) on the grounds of violation of rules for coronavirus tests. The First Information Report or FIR was filed against unknown individuals at the dedicated COVID-19 hospital based on Delhi government's Health Department Secretary's complaint.
As per the complaint, the government has mandated that hospitals register coronavirus tests on an official software programme, which the authorities at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital were found not to be adhering to. The complaint states that Sir Ganga Ram Hospital authorities were not using the RT-PCR app, which has been developed by the Central Government. The function of the app is that COVID-19 tests being carried out are to be registered through it with the data on coronavirus patients getting reflected in real-time in the government database, which will help in avoiding any duplication or chances for errors.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal earlier on Saturday during his media briefing stated that there is no shortage of beds for COVID-19 patients in the city while also informing hospitals not to send back patients who come for treatment. Mr. Kejriwal said, "Some hospitals are denying admission to COVID-19 patients. I am warning those who think they will be able to do black-marketing of beds using the influence of their protectors from other parties, you will not be spared,". He added, "Please allow a few days for us to sort this out. We will investigate and take action against those who are refusing patients even when beds are available... Some are involved in black-marketing of beds,".